About The Salt Spring Centre of Yoga
Founded in 1981 by master yogi Baba Hari Dass, the Salt Spring Centre of Yoga is a non-profit educational and spiritual retreat centre that teaches the core principles of yoga, including peace, resilience, and belonging.
Set on 69 acres of pristine land that borders the Blackburn Lake Nature Reserve on Salt Spring Island, the Centre is home to a large organic farm, fruit orchard, and food forest. In this beautiful setting, students partake in classes, retreats, gatherings, ceremonies and yoga teacher training. The Centre facilities are also available for bookings and rentals.
Volunteerism is at the core of the Centre. Volunteers have the opportunity to work alongside others who are committed to exploring meaningful work, spiritual practice and selfless service, and to spend time with the elders and founders of the Centre who willingly share their wisdom and experiences from their own journeys.
Prior to hiring Local Propeller, the Centre had a website that was designed and built by dedicated volunteers. While their efforts were immensely appreciated, so many people were involved in the site’s design, maintenance and functionality that over time, the website no longer reflected the Centre’s brand or the standards put in place and user experience became problematic.
The site was hosted by another enthusiastic volunteer who over time, could not keep up with the regular maintenance required to keep the site functional. Again, users were left with a less than desirable experience and managing the site became increasingly difficult.
The final challenge was with the original website’s architecture. While the site was a wealth of information on a vast number of programs and subjects, users found it difficult to find or relocate topics of interest.